Our youngest chickens are (mostly) grown up now – They are just over 3.5 months old. They are still a bit smaller than everyone else, but they are getting there. I have finally figured out for sure what we have – Out of all the chicks we received this spring that lived (14 chicks, in two batches) we got 6 hens and 8 roosters. We still have 6 of those roosters, and of course all the hens. Our oldest young hen, a Speckled Sussex, laid her first egg a couple of weeks ago. Her eggs have been about 1/2 the size of everyone else’s. The first egg was small, and I thought they’d get bigger but so far they haven’t. They are still good eggs so that is fine.
Here is our Speckled Sussex – she does not like to pose for pictures, and she’s been mostly hiding inside the coop to stay away from the roosters.
Our other hens are getting close to adulthood:
Our young roosters are growing too, and getting into mischief.
I haven’t taken that many pictures of my older ladies lately – I need to get some chicken saddles. They have a bit of feather loss from the roosters, and a little from molting, I believe. Here are a few of them:
Overall, the chickens are doing well. I need to cull at least a couple more roosters though. And get some chicken saddles for the ladies.